My beau and I were cruising along Boni Serrano Ave/Santolan to look for a new resto to try. I initially picked North Park Kopi Tiam since it’s nearby. However, this shabby chic Sauceria Restaurant caught our eye.
The place was empty on a weekday noon time. Being in an off-location, this was understandable. The menu was quite simple, too. But I was looking forward to taste their artisan cooking.
I ordered their home-made Black Grape Yogurt Smoothie (Php145.00). The yogurt is home-made and is really tangy by itself so the sugar syrup that came with it helped balance out the tartness of the yogurt. This is an acquired taste. I remember flinching in my first bite but you’ll love it as you go along. If it helps, you could ask for additional sugar syrup.
I wanted to try something new, so instead of the normal white/cream sauced order or carbonara, I chose to have their pomodoro. Now, I don’t normally eat tomato-based or red sauced pasta, I figured, since this is artisanal cooking, the tomato sauce is prepared fresh and from scratch. The only think I don’t like about eating red sauced pasta is the taste of processed tomatoes.
True enough, Sauceria Restaurant’s Pomodoro (Php235.00) tastes fine for my palate. It had a generous serving of Parmesan cheese and two thin slices of garlic bread. I’m not into bread so the thinner-than-I’d-normally-get sliced bread is fine.
I would give this place a 3.5 out of 5 rating as I think they can still improve on their menu.
25 Santolan Ave. cor Sunrise Dr., Quezon City, 1111 Metro Manila, Philippines
+63 2 584 3967
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